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to announce today that the five of us here today, and eight of us in total, including senators mccain, durbin, graham, menendez, rubio, flake and bennett, have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that we hope can pass the senate in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion. we still have a long way to go. but this bipartisan group -- sorry, we still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan blueprint is a major breakthrough. it is our hope that these principles can be turned into legislation by march, and have a markup by chairman leahy's committee with the goal of passage out of the senate by late spring or summer. senator durbin and i spoke to the president yesterday to update him on this group's progress, and he couldn't be more pleased. he strongly supports this effort. the key to our compromise is to recognize that americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, our framework contains four basic pillars. first, we create a tough but fair path to citizenship for illegal immigrants curre
of measures. >> why not? >> because this is the dick durbin argument from earlier today. this is what we heard from dick durbin earlier, when he was questioning secretary of state clinton. >> what's the difference? >> weapons of mass destruction and all that. >> what's the difference? >> the bottom line is there were mistakes made. >> dana, hang on. >> there are questions that need to be asked. >> you're not suggesting this as serious as, for example, going to war over a completely false pretext of weapons of mass destruction that turned out not to exist. i mean -- >> oh, goodness, piers, are we going to relitigate this right now? really? >> well, is it? >> really? how do you explain how millions of citizens in iraq and millions of kurds in fact were gassed if that was not a weapon of mass destruction? we can relitigate this six ways to sunday. but the bottom line -- >> we're not relitigating it. it turned out that american and british -- >> we don't know who manipulated these talking points. >> american and british forces went to war on false pretext from both those governments. >> are we goi
dick durbin from illinois, the leadership on the democratic side. senator schumer who helped me in 1993 by headlining or i should say by leading in the house of representatives which was successful. senators richard blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know firsthand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows firsthand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed pearlmutter of colorado who represents aurora and congresswoman elizabeth esty who represents newtown. you will also here from mayor michael nutter, the distinguished mayor of philadelphia who leads the united states conference of lay y mayors. you will hear from commissioner ramsey, the police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me, we have police officers from several department and i so thank you for joining us today. i would
answers. >> she's prepared. >> with that, senator durbin. >> madam secretary, thank you for being here. excuse me. it was a little more than four years ago that a number of your colleagues myself included, encouraged you to take on this responsibility. believing you would have a profound impact on the world and on the diplomacy of the united states. >> hal: did we grab any of mccain's response? here's the interesting thing is she's been very thorough in her answers and mccain drug his chunk out for quite some time. and as much as -- >> she's the one that gets a spanking for it. >> hal: either way mccain -- the idea that chairman was saying we want everybody to have a chance to ask you a question. what he basically means is democrat ask a question of substance because you don't need to pass the wand around when mccain is asking questions. he has all of the same conspiracy fox points that they're all going to ask. he and lindsey graham have been like these bizarre benghazi conspiracy -- >> sean hannity tells them what questions to ask. >> hal: in this case, he said something very illumin
. senator dick durbin had ideas on the plan that might become a plan that might become a concept. >> we're committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country get an immigration law we can live with. >> john: we don't know if this will lead to real reform or not. it gives republicans and democrats something new to fight about on the airwaves for the next week. >> it is an opening to a conversation. it is interesting to me that we can't discount the fact the only reason why republicans are coming to the table is because they lost the hispanic vote in the last election. >> john: you're right. you can't become president without 670% of the -- without 60% of the latino vote. who was the president who gave amnesty to all undocumented worker in the country? >> oh yeah, ronald reagan. >> that would be reagan. >> what was i smoking? >> john: look at barack obama. here's the guy who sent national guard troops to the border and had the most deportations of any president but he also supported the dream act. that's how latino americans knew this guy was on our side even though he was e
durbin for the statue of senator willard, although i feel obligated to note that she was born in rochester, new york. thankfully, she will soon have company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statutory hall later this year. [ applause [ applause ] >> now, we look around and remember the men and women who helped define our nation. they, like us, worked hard to move this country forward. here in this hall, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served a single term in congress. and john quincy adams, the only former president who returned to serve in the house, spoke out against slavery. today we also remember an event that took place outside this building but reverberated within. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington which spoke passage of the civil rights laws. we're honored to have a colleague, john lewis, who was a speaker at that historic march. [ applause ] >> congressman lewis' life e exemplifies the courage and makes our nation great. john, plea
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